Poha (Flattened Rice) Recipe!

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Poha (Flattened Rice) is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast dish. Poha is flattened rice flakes, available as red and white in color. It has a lot of vegetables which makes it a very healthy breakfast. You can add a variety of vegetables as per your taste. Popularly used vegetables are Onion and Potato but I prefer to more like capsicum, carrot, beans and tomatoes. Crispy peanuts in poha make it even tastier. It’s a light, healthy and tummy breakfast option and takes only 15 minutes for preparation.

Let’s look at this simple poha recipe now.

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Kitchen Standing Time

15 minutes


2 Bowls


Mint Chutney, Tomato Ketchup


  • 200 gms poha
  • Peanuts
  • Mustard Seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • Finely Chopped Onion
  • Small Pieces of Potato
  • Finely chopped carrot
  • Finely chopped capsicum
  • Finely chopped beans
  • Finely chopped tomato
  • Finely chopped Green chilli
  • ¼ tablespoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil

Step 1: Rinse the poha with water in a strainer. Rinse only for a few seconds, don’t dip in water.
Step 2: Add turmeric and sugar to the poha and keep aside.
Step 3: Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds.
Step 4: Once they start to crackle, add peanuts and let them cook until brown. Then add curry leaves and red chillies.
Step 5: Now add onions. Saute till they become translucent.
Step 6: Now add the remaining chopped vegetables.
Step 7: Let the vegetables cook for about 5-7 minutes till them become soft. Ensure that the potato cooks well. Cover the vegetables for better and quick cooking.
Step 8: Add salt and red chilli powder.
Step 9: Now add the poha to the vegetable mix. Mix well.
Step 10: Take 3-4 spoons of water and pour it over the poha. Cover with a plate and let it cook. After about a minute, switch off the flame but keep the poha covered for next 5 minutes.
Step 11: Squeeze a lemon on the poha and mix well.
Step 12: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with mint chutney.

Try this recipe at home and have a healthy breakfast!

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